Monday, June 16, 2008

Visiting the Jungle and Father's Day!

Warning, lots of photos with this post! LOL Yesterday all of the kids except Christina, who had to work, came over the house for Father's Day. Even my son's dogs came over to visit. I just had to post this photo because it looks like they were posing for me. That's Stella on the left and Chinsy on the right, not sure of the spelling of Chinsy. They are good pups but they get a little excited sometimes.
Maddie played football with Papa and Daddy. She was having a ball having the undivided attention of two of her favorite people. And this little girl loves to play with balls. It was a fun day, we grilled out some turkey burgers and I made a special dessert of strawberries, blueberries, angel food cake and cool whip. Yum! Then I went over my sister Gail's house to visit with my Dad for Father's Day but I left my camera at home on the kitchen counter.

But on Saturday while the guys were at the Red's game, all of the girls made a trip out to Jungle Jims. Jungle Jim's is a grocery store in Fairfield, Ohio and if you ever make a trip to Cincy, it's worth a visit to see it. It is more then a grocery store. Jungle Jim thinks grocery shopping should be fun and it is at his store. It's so big and a bit overwhelming so plan on spending some time there if you go. Here is a giraffe that sits outside the store. Look at how pretty the sky was on Saturday.
And a waterfall with all kinds of animals in it. Hey, you mean your grocery store doesn't have this? LOL
Inside the store is just as much fun. I love this display of the Lucky Charm guy and Trix rabbit, all on top of the SS Minnow. Maddie thought all of this was so funny.

Fish and boats overhead in the store.
A firetruck in the middle of the store.

He also has food from all different countries. I would guess he has the best selection of foods from other countries in this area.

And lots of animals everywhere to entertain you. He also has the best selection of Boars Heads meats I have ever seen. Has everyone tried Boars Heads lunch meats? I have always loved their turkey but have recently discovered their lemon pepper chicken breast. If they slice it real thin, it is the best!! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Happy Monday!


judy said...

Hi Joan,

You missed taking a picture of the bathroom at Jungle Jim's. .I know it sounds weird to tkae a picture of a bathroom, but it was voted nicest bathroom last year. It was not in the running for this year, but how strange to be known for having the best bathroom.


Rue said...

Hi Joan :)

Happy father's day and Happy Birthday to your sweetie!

That is some grocery store!! Tell that guy to open one in Columbus too, would ya?! LOL


cityfarmer said...

Hello there dear friend....I've missed our chats...

What I'm about to share over at my post, I've waited two years to experience...Nic's wedding....

Here's a blanket invitation to share in our joy....

let's chat

justabeachkat said...

Wow...I'd love to visit that store. It looks incredible.

I'm glad your weekend was good.


Sandi McBride said...

Oh wow, love that firetruck...glad everyone had such a fantastic time!
Your G'daughter is such a cutie pie!

Donna said...

What a wonderful place to visit!! Fun photos!! Looks like everyone had a blast!! Happy day sweetie!hughugs

Lille meg said...

What a special store! It must be fun to visit.....
We don't have things like that in the store I am shopping.No animals either. LOL.
Have a happy day!

Kellan said...

It looks like you all had a great FAther's Day!! I've never seen a grocery store like that - WOW - how cool!

Have a good evening - Kellan

Sally said...

Never, ever saw a grocery store like that. Pretty awesome! Thanks for sharing the photos. :)

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Joan, what a fantastic place! I loved all of your photos.
I want to go there.
I have battled sadness this evening, but my day wasn't to bad. Evenings are the worst for me..
I miss John so much.
Sending you love, Nita
P.s thank you for the compliment on my story..

Just Joni said...

My goodness with a store like that who would take time to buy groceries? What a fun place to shop (or play!)


Christine of Epiphany said...

I'm echoing Judy~ the award-winnning bathroom alone is worth the trip!

Mimi said...

what a great trip for your sweet family...looks like you had lots and lots of fun...
P.S. I like your new blog look..